aware of sensations vs emotions

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aware of sensations vs emotions

by Dauphin » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:23 pm

Hi everybody!

I'm puzzled about something.

I find it quite easy to be "aware" of physical sensations : sounds, smells, weight of the body, etc... I understand the difference between having a voice in my head saying for example : "hey, there's an aircraft approaching", and just noticing the sound of the aircraft, just being aware of it.

But this doesn't work with emotions. I'cant help "speaking" in my head. I "pronounce" mentally words such as : "I fell sad, or I'm afraid". If I try just to be aware of the emotion, with no words, I can't.

Do you see what I mean? Does this makes sense to you?

Thx for answering
 
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